Thank you for all of the lovely replies, suggestions and support..
As you can see I have changed my username to one which reflects my profession, as I run a farm with my husband. I feel more positive now, I know its very early days..and I have already had cravings for chocolate, which I managed to ignore..yey!!
The photo is of one of our beautiful calves..
I can feel my body adjusting to the new diet..my main problem is that because I have so much arthritis and body mass that I cannot do any exercise... I could not go swimming at this size if someone paid me..I would die of embarrassment..besides which I would be so afraid that I would not be able to get in and out of a pool unaided as I have to use a zimmer frame at home to get about the house..
I get so tired by the end of the day, just the effort of moving about a bit leaves me exhausted..I will try and do a bit more each day of moving about the house.
My GP is quite useless as she insists that because I have lost over 12 stone before, that I can replicate this feat and just DO IT AGAIN..I will probably ask to be weighed by the surgery nurses,when I go for my flu jab in early Oct but usually I try and stay away from the surgery unless I am absolutely desperate for help with a problem..at least then I will know a) my exact weight and b) if I am losing weight..
So once again thank you all for your lovely messages of support..and your warm welcome to this site..x